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Oro Quincy Hwy Won't Reopen This Year

A portion of Oro Quincy Highway will remain closed this year, next to the Plumas National Forest.

Posted: Sep 13, 2018 5:46 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. -- A portion of Oro Quincy Highway will remain closed this year, next to the Plumas National Forest.

The road was damaged in heavy rainstorms and Butte County Public Works was forced to close it in January 2017.

This road is the primary access to Bucks Lake. Recent statistics from Butte County Public Works say about 502 people used this stretch of road daily.

Butte County needs several state and federal forms to be completed before the county can receive federal funding for the repairs.

Public Works planned to begin construction this year, but was unable to due to forms not being approved on time.

"I've heard loud and clear from the community that they want this open and I can tell the community I have full support from the board to get this open and Plumas National Forest is working well with us as well to try to get this open," said Dennis Schmidt, Director of Butte County Public Works.

Schmidt said he expects repairs will cost about $2.5 million.

Schmidt said construction will begin around April of next year. He said repairs should be finished by the fall of next year.

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